On March 2, 2022, the CPSC recalled Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches. Over one million have been sold in the United States, with another 693,000 sold internationally.
The lithium-ion battery used in the watch can overheat and cause burns. There were at least 115 incidents reported in the United States of the watch overheating. 78 people reported burns, two of which were third-degree burns, and four were second-degree burns.
The recalled product was sold at Target, Kohl’s, Best Buy, and other stores. They were also sold online by Amazon.com and Fitbit.com.
If you have purchased the recalled watch, stop wearing it immediately. Contact Fitbit for prepaid packaging to return the watch. You will receive a refund of $299.00 once the watch is returned. They will also give you a discount code for 40% off select Fitbit devices.
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